Maritime Transport Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Thursday, November 17, 2016 — 9:34 AM)

The Maritime Transport Amendment Bill has passed its first reading unopposed and been referred to the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee.

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Children & Young Persons Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Thursday, November 17, 2016 — 9:32 AM)

The committee stage of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Advocacy, Workforce, and Age Settings) Amendment Bill was completed.

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PM Briefs MPs on Quake and Trump Call

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, November 16, 2016 — 4:31 PM)

Prime Minister, John Key, briefs MPs on his visit to Kaikoura earlier in the day. He then answered questions from Opposition leader, Andrew Little, about several government buildings in the Capital that have been evacuated during the day after discovery of some quake-related damage.Then, from earthquakes to climate change, Mr Key answers questions from Greens […]

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Questions to Ministers – Nov 16

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, November 16, 2016 — 12:21 PM)

NUK KORAKO to the Minister of Finance: How does New Zealand’s growing economy and the Government’s commitment to responsible fiscal management mean New Zealand is well-placed to respond to the Kaikōura earthquake?

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Questions & Answers – Nov 15

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, November 16, 2016 — 11:21 AM)

  Earthquake, Kaikōura—Government Priorities 1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: What are the priorities for the Government in assisting communities affected by yesterday’s earthquake?

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Progress Made on Committee Stages

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, November 16, 2016 — 10:59 AM)

On Tuesday night, the House made progress on the committee stages of a number of Government bills on the Order Paper:

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TPPA Amendment Bill Passes

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — 5:35 PM)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill passes final reading.

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House in Earthquake-mode After 7.5

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — 4:57 PM)

Prime Minister John Key delivers a ministerial statement on the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that hit the South Island on Sunday night, and is followed by a round of speeches from representatives of all parties in the House; Then, an unusual question time – in its cordiality, as well as the fact that all questions stem […]

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Trans-Tasman Patents Bill Passes

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — 4:32 PM)

The Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has passed its final reading.

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Questions to Ministers – Nov 15

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — 12:02 PM)

ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: What are the priorities for the Government in assisting communities affected by yesterday’s earthquake?

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Access Radio Week in Parliament

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 — 12:00 PM)

Extended version of the Week in Parliament produced for Access Radio Stations and the Radio Reading Service – this week featuring Clerk of the House David Wilson’s full submission on the NZ Intelligence & Security Bill + more on RMA and Members’ Bills.

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Trump, TPPA, RMA, OCR + Spy Bill

by Desk Editor (Friday, November 11, 2016 — 4:43 PM)

New Zealand House of Representatives congratulates Donald Trump on his election as America’s 45th president – a motion supported by all parties except the Greens – who’s co-leader James Shaw incorrectly called the election result the night before; Final reading of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill interrupted when the House adjourns for the week […]

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Questions & Answers – Nov 10

by Desk Editor (Thursday, November 10, 2016 — 6:34 PM)

Economies, International—Outlook and Impact on New Zealand Economy 1. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR (National) to the Minister of Finance: What factors show the New Zealand economy is well placed to withstand international uncertainty?

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Emergency Management Bill Passes

by Desk Editor (Thursday, November 10, 2016 — 6:32 PM)

The Civil Defence Emergency Management Amendment Bill has passed its final reading unopposed.

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Trump Congratulated But Not by Greens

by Desk Editor (Thursday, November 10, 2016 — 5:21 PM)

Parliament congratulates Donald Trump on his election as America’s 45th president. The Greens oppose the motion and New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, claims the result was no surprise to him. Bill containing the government’s controversial amendments to the Resource Management Act is sent back to the Local Government and  Environment committee where it has […]

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Questions to Ministers – Nov 10

by Desk Editor (Thursday, November 10, 2016 — 2:32 PM)

Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Finance: What factors show the New Zealand economy is well placed to withstand international uncertainty?

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Questions & Answers – Nov 9

by Desk Editor (Thursday, November 10, 2016 — 9:44 AM)

Prime Minister—Statements 1. JAMES SHAW (Co-Leader—Green) to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his answers to Oral Question No. 4 in the House yesterday?

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